"I suppose the closet analogy is James Bond. It’s essentially the same character, but it’s Tom’s interpretation of it. Clearly, Tom and Mel have a lot in common as actors and as people.
"Tom was the one actor who walked through the door who reminded me of Mel when he walked through the door all those years ago. Charisma is a very difficult thing to define, but they’re both very sweet men, but also very dangerous, so you get that paradox. They’re both very lovable but very dangerous. That’s precisely what Max is."
Source: Empire magazine, Sept 2014